Zika Virus: Important facts to know

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The Aedes mosquito can become the bearer of yet another dangerous virus

The Zika virus appeared to be a distant threat, with the initial outbreak happening in Brazil – but this distance should not make us complacent.

The virus is a possible threat that should be taken seriously, with Singapore being reported to be ‘extremely vulnerable’ to it.

The Singapore government has taken steps to address this problem.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on 24 January, Sunday, that there have been no cases of the Zika virus found in Singapore and they are monitoring the situation closely.

A ministry spokesman stated in a statement to The Straits Times that, “MOH is actively considering precautionary measures against the virus”.

MOH has been monitoring the Zika virus situation closely and is actively considering precautionary measures. There have…

Posted by Ministry of Health on Sunday, January 24, 2016

In a Facebook post by the Ministry of Health , they advise proper clothing when travelling. Clothing that covers the body, arms and legs especially. MOH especially warns that pregnant travellers should take strict precautions and extra care.

Read on to find out 5 things you should know about this virus.

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